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Motorcycle Share Program Revs Up Interest In Big Apple

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Motorcycle enthusiasts in the city can now get in on the ride-sharing craze. NY1's Valarie D'Elia filed the following report.

Move over Citibike, there's another bike share in the Big Apple and it requires a totally different helmet.

Motorcycle owners can suffer from PMS, biker lingo for Parked Motorcycle Syndrome, when your bike doesn't see much action. Now there's a solution.

Chris Miles, of Jupiter's motorcycles in Gowanus, Brooklyn lets you put your bike in a pool.

"You can share your motorcycle, you lease that to Jupiter's, we take care of it and your one bike becomes 10 bikes," explains Chris Miles of Jupiter's Motorcycles.

Sharing your bike is just one aspect of Jupiter's motorcycle sharing program.

"The MotoShare business is a fractional ownership and you can become a member by paying a monthly fee, and you have access to a wide variety of bikes with insurance, storage, maintenance all included," says Miles.

Jupiter's claims to be the only motorcycle service in New York City offering a foreign fleet.

"We stick to primarily European motorcycles: BMW, Triumph, Ducati. So we want to give people a variety of bikes they would be interested in owning, but are a lot more expensive and harder to maintain," says Miles.

Licensed drivers don't have to be part of the MotoShare program to enjoy an occasional ride though. Jupiter's offers a rental program, from $99 to $199 a day, for those who just want to rip it up around the city for a day, or hit the twisties for a longer getaway.

And don't worry about not having the proper armor. Jupiter's has all the gear you need as well, which comes free with the MotoShare membership, starting at $108 per month.

Now here's a D'Elias Deal: Save $100 on the initiation fee for a new membership. First-time renters get 10 percent off plus free gear rental on a two day package starting at $214 plus tax.

Booking code for both promotions is NY1.

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